CSC released Civil Service Examination details and requirements for August 2018

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announces the nationwide conduct of its last Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and SubProfessional Levels for this year.

The date of the examination for the last CSE-PPT exam will be held on August 12, 2018 (Sunday).

CSC will only accept applications on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis and shall be closed any time before the deadline if CSC Regional/Field Office has already reached the target number of applicants.

The guidelines that follow shall be observed in the conduct of the examinations.


To establish a Register of Eligibles (RoE) from which certification and appointment to first and second level positions in the civil service, except those involving practice of profession and/or are covered by special laws, shall be made, provided the eligibles meet the qualifications and other requirements of the positions. The RoE may also be a reference for employment in the private sector.


REGION 1: August 12, 2018

San Fernando City, La Union |  Dagupan City  |  Urdaneta City  | Vigan City  |  Laoag City

REGION 2: August 12, 2018

Tuguegarao City  |  Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya  |  Cauayan City
REGION 3: August 12, 2018

City of San Fernando, Pampanga  |  Malolos City  |  Guiguinto, Bulacan |  Cabanatuan City  | Olongapo City  |  Tarlac City

Oriental Mindoro | Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro | Boac, Marinduque | Odiongan, Romblon | Puerto Princesa City             
REGION 4: August 12, 2018

Dasmariñas City | Los Baños, Laguna |  Sta. Cruz, Laguna  | Batangas City | Morong, Rizal  |  Lucena City |  Lopez, Quezon | Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro | Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro | Puerto Princesa City
REGION 5: August 12, 2018

Legazpi City  | Naga City | Virac, Catanduanes

REGION 6: August 12, 2018

Bacolod City | Iloilo City | Kalibo, Aklan

REGION 7: August 12, 2018

Cebu City | Dumaguete City |  Tagbilaran City

REGION 8: August 12, 2018

Tacloban City | Maasin City | Catarman, Northern Samar  | Calbayog City

REGION 9:   August 12, 2018 
Zamboanga City |  Pagadian City |  Dipolog City                                                 

REGION 10:  &  August 12, 2018

 Cagayan de Oro City 

REGION 11:   August 12, 2018 

Davao City  | Tagum City   (+ City of Mati, Davao Oriental for the August 12 exam)                         

REGION 12:  August 12, 2018 

Cotabato City | General Santos City | Kidapawan City | Koronadal City                                           

NCR:  August 12, 2018   

(to be announced)
CAR: August 12, 2018

Baguio City | Bangued, Abra | Luna, Apayao | Lagawe, Ifugao
Caraga: August 12, 2018

Butuan City |  San Francisco, Agusan del Sur |  Surigao City | Bislig City

ARMM:   August 12, 2018   

Cotabato City  | Iligan City  | Bongao, Tawi-tawi                                       


All applicants must strictly meet the following qualification requirements:

1. Filipino citizen;

2. At least 18 years old on the date of filing of application;

3. Of good moral character;

4. Has not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness, or addiction to drugs;

5. Has not been dishonorably discharged from military service, or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government; and

6. Has not taken the same level of Career Service Examination, regardless of mode, within the last three months before the date of examination:


a) Approval of applications may be recalled any time upon discovery of applicant’s disqualification, for which the examination fees paid shall be forfeited.

b) Applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225 (Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003) may apply for and take the examination upon presentation of original, and submission of a photocopy of, Certification of Retention/Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship from the Bureau of Immigration, and meeting of all the other admission and application requirements for the examination.  

c) Applicants with pending administrative and/or criminal cases may take the examination and shall be conferred the eligibility if they successfully pass the same. However, this is without prejudice to the outcome of their pending cases. If they are found guilty, their eligibility shall be forfeited based on the penalties stated in the decision and under existing Civil Service Law and rules.

d) The Bar examination given by the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Board examinations given by the Professional Regulation Commission are declared civil service examinations under Republic Act (RA) No. 1080. Accordingly, and under CSC Resolution No. 90-1212, the passers are automatically considered as civil service eligibles. Thus, they may opt not to take the corresponding examination anymore. Also, individuals who were granted the Honor Graduate Eligibility under P.D. 907 may opt not to take the corresponding examination anymore.


1. Fully accomplished Application Form (CS Form No. 100, Revised September 2016). 

   Note:  The spaces for “Signature of Applicant” and “Right Thumbmark” on the
   Application Form should be left blank. These shall be accomplished in the presence of the
   CSC processor.

2. Four (4) pieces of identical I.D. pictures with specifications, as follows:

   a. Passport size (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm or 1.8 inches x 1.4 inches) 

   b. Colored, with white background

   c. Taken within three (3) months prior to filing of application

   d. Printed on good quality photo paper

   e. In standard close-up shot (from shoulder level up with the head and face occupying at least 80% of the picture and with the name tag positioned at approximately 1 inch or 2.54 cm below the chin)

   f. In bare face (with no eyeglasses, colored contact lens, or any accessories that may cover the facial features; facial features not computer enhanced)

   g. Showing left and right ears

   h. Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera

   i. With neutral facial expression, and both eyes open

   j. With HANDWRITTEN (not computer-generated) name tag legibly showing SIGNATURE OVER PRINTED FULL NAME in the format: First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Extension Name, if any 

3. Original and photocopy of any of the following I.D. cards, which must be valid (not expired upon filing of application):

   a. Driver’s License;

   b. Passport;

   c. PRC License;

   d. SSS I.D.;

   e. GSIS I.D. (UMID);

   f. Voter’s I.D.;

   g. BIR I.D. (ATM type/TIN card type with picture);

   h. PhilHealth I.D. (must, at the least, contain the holder’s name, clear picture, signature and PhilHealth number);

   i. Company/Office I.D.;

   j. School I.D. (validated for the current school year/semester/trimester);

   k. Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate (with picture);

   l. Postal I.D.;

   m. Barangay I.D.; or

   n. NBI Clearance.

   Note:  All other I.D. cards not included in the above list shall NOT be accepted.

4. For applicants without date of birth in their I.D. card/s, original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA, formerly National Statistics Office), or the Local Civil Registry (LCR) printed on Security Paper (SecPa)

5. For applicants holding dual citizenship under R.A. 9225, original and photocopy of Certification of Retention/Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship issued by the Bureau of Immigration

6. Examination fee of Five Hundred Pesos (Php 500.00)


E.1  Where to Get Application Form

The application form (CS Form No. 100, Revised September 2016) is available at any CSC Regional/Field Office. It may be downloaded from the CSC website or directly via this link. The application form may be photocopied using legal size bond paper.

E.2  Where to File Application

Applicants must personally file their applications at the CSC Regional Office (CSC RO), or at any of the CSC RO’s Field Offices, where they intend to take the examination.


1)  A complete directory of CSC Regional and Field Offices nationwide is available at the CSC website for reference. 

2) Only applications with a COMPLETE set of application documentary requirements under Item D of this Announcement must be submitted to the CSC Regional/Field Office. 

3) Proper attire should be worn during filing of application. SLEEVELESS SHIRT/BLOUSE, SHORTS/SHORT PANTS, and SLIPPERS are NOT allowed.


Examinees shall be informed of their places of examination (school assignment) through the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA).

ONSA shall be available via the CSC website approximately two weeks before examination day. Examinees are advised to have a print-out of their Notice of School Assignment using ONSA.

If examinees cannot access the ONSA or still do not know their school assignment one week before examination day, they should verify or inquire directly with the CSC Regional/Field Office concerned.

Note:  Examinees, as applicable, are advised to visit and have an ocular inspection of their assigned school at least one day before the examination day to familiarize them with the school’s location.


Examinees must be at their assigned school early on examination day. Testing venues shall be open to examinees starting 6 a.m.

Examinees must bring the following items:

a. I.D. card – preferably the same I.D. card presented during filing of application even if already expired by the time/date of examination. If the I.D. card to be presented for admission is different from the I.D. card presented during filing of application, the examinee must present any of the other accepted I.D. cards listed in Item D(3) above, in which case, the I.D. card must be valid (not expired);

   Note:  The NO I.D., NO EXAMINATION Rule is strictly implemented. 

b.  Original of PSA/LCR issued Birth Certificate printed on Security Paper (if I.D. card has no date of birth);

c.  Application Receipt with CSC Official Receipt (if available);

d.  Notice of School Assignment generated through ONSA (as applicable);

e. Black Ball Pen/s; and

f.  Water, or preferred beverage (except alcoholic beverage) placed in clear/transparent container, and/or candies, biscuits, or fruits, which shall be subject to inspection by the Room Examiner/Proctor.



To pass the test, an examinee should get a general rating of at least 80.00.


The List of Passers shall be uploaded/posted on the CSC website within 60 days after the examination.

Note:  Only the List of Passers posted on the CSC website is official. The CSC does not recognize and is not liable for any other postings on any other websites that are not affiliated with, or are engaged in the unauthorized use of the name of, the CSC. 

Examinees can generate their examination rating through OCSERGS or Online Civil Service Examination Result Generation System which can also be accessed through the CSC website. Generation of examination rating through OCSERGS shall be available approximately 15 days after the posting of the List of Passers, or as indicated in the corresponding issuance/advisory. 


Passers shall be issued a Certification of Eligibility printed on CSC letterhead, free of charge.

Passers must personally claim their Certification. Representatives are not allowed to claim the same. For this matter, passers who have moved to or are based in another region, or in remote areas within the region, may personally claim their Certification of Eligibility at the CSC Regional or Field Office (conduit CSC RO/FO) nearest their present place of residence or work, upon written request.

Claiming of Certification shall be available approximately 1 month after the posting of the List of Passers, or as indicated in the corresponding issuance/advisory. Nevertheless, passers should verify first if their Certification is already available before going to the CSC Regional/Field Office. Contact numbers of the CSC Regional/Field Offices may be accessed at the CSC website.

The basic requirements in claiming the Certification are: 

1. I.D. card – preferably the same I.D. card presented during filing of application even if already expired by the time/date of claiming. If the I.D. card to be presented for claiming is different from the I.D. card presented during filing of application, the examinee must present any of the other accepted I.D. cards listed in Item D(3) above, in which case, the I.D. card must be valid (not expired); and

2. Application Receipt with CSC Official Receipt (if available).

Note:  The CSC Regional/Field Office may require additional document/s as necessary to establish the identity of the passers. 

A corresponding Advisory on these matters shall be posted on the CSC website. For any other concerns on examination results including queries on examinee number, examinees must verify directly with the CSC Regional Office concerned. The CSC Regional Offices handle the release and distribution of the examination results and Certification of Eligibility.


The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the CSE (Professional) shall be called Career Service Professional Eligibility. It is a second level eligibility appropriate for both first level (clerical) and second level (technical) positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by special/other laws.

The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the CSE (SubProfessional) shall be called Career Service SubProfessional Eligibility. It is a first level eligibility appropriate only for first level (clerical) positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by special/other laws.


Director IV | Examination, Recruitment and Placement Office

07 NOV 2017
Source: CSC Examination Announcement No. 04, s. 2017

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